Salem Pulmonary Associates, PC

Your Local Specialists for Pulmonary Disease

Serving Salem, Oregon and the Willamette Valley

Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary Function Test-  In a spirometry test, you breathe into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a spirometer. The spirometer records the amount and the rate of air that you breathe in and out over a period of time.  Lung volume can also be measured when you breathe nitrogen or helium gas through a tube for a certain period of time. The concentration of the gas in a chamber attached to the tube is measured to estimate the lung volume.